Successful cocktail making is all about having the right tools. You can’t shake or stir without your cocktail shaker or your swizzle stick, you’ll just get in a muddle without your muddler and the jig will be up without your jigger. Use this guide to find out exactly what you need to impress yourself and your guests with the smoothest, zingiest cocktails in town. Kitchen Warehouse offers top cocktail equipment, recommended by mixologists, including high quality specialized glasses and other a href="https://www.kitchenwarehouse.com.au/Drinkware/Bar-Tools">bar tools.
The Cocktail - A Short History
The original cocktail was described in 1833 as rum, gin or brandy, water, bitters and sugar, plus a nutmeg garnish. This drink, minus the nutmeg, is now referred to as an Old Fashioned, or a Double Old Fashioned, served in a glass of the same name. By the 1860’s other ingredients began to be added to the mix and new cocktails were created. The International Bar Association hold the official recipes for 77 cocktails for use in the annual World Cocktail Competition (WCC) in bartending
Spout attached to fitting lid. Measured pourer: Ball bearings move together as bottle tips ceasing flow when they touch. Free flowing pourer: Ball bearings prevent air bubbles forming allowing free flow of spirits.
Fits onto top of bottle. Pour to measure out one shot of liquor at a time or keep bottle flowing while tipped. 4 seconds equals one shot.
The type of glass used enhances the flavour and allows for garnishes and drinking styles according to the ingredients of the cocktail. Traditionally cocktails with less mixers are served in a tumbler or Collins glass while more fruity cocktails have more elaborate glass shapes. The D.O.F., Collins, Margarita, Martini and Hurricane Glass all take their name from the cocktail famous for using that shape glass.